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Ergonomics of Warmoth Z Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sotua, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. sotua


    Sep 20, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    Hi all,

    I've been dealing with some wrist issues, and (of course) am considering a new bass instead of just fixing my technique :)

    I happen to love the Z shape, and the idea of a 32" or 30" Z to mitigate the impact on my limbs is very interesting. So I wonder, for those that have one, how does it work? Does it balance well, can you play it with a mostly straight wrist in your plucking hand? How big is it compared with a JBass? (if anyone has both, a side by side pic would be AWESOME!)

  2. 80956315-20E5-4CE9-AC5A-BB4CE483595B. How about this to keep the wrist straight .
  3. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    EDIT: Ignore this post. Warmoth does offer these in a short scale.

    Warmoth doesn't offer the Z in anything but a 34" scale to my knowledge. Are you going to position and route for the bridge yourself? Do you have a 30" or 32" neck in mind that conforms to a full scale Fender neck pocket like Warmoth uses?
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2018
  4. Sid the Kid

    Sid the Kid Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2013
    The Z is indeed one of the short scale shapes so it can be done with a 30 or 32” scale. It is the only design they have that looks good with either short scale headstock, imho.

    I am also considering a medium scale Z build. It seems from the gallery that the ergonomics are similar to a Jazz. I am also curious to see if someone here has done this already!
  5. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I didn't see the separate section for short scale bodies. My mistake!

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